Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Oil on 3/8" Canvas Board. Approx 9"x12" SOLD

This painting took two days. It just so happens that those two days were about a month apart. It's something I couldn't drag myself back to to complete. Finally yesterday, I dug my heels in a finished it. I really like the result. Typically my paintings are done in one sitting so there is essentially one layer. Having two layers on this one helped judge the values and color to be more accurate and least to me. Sorry for the glare on the photo, I have trouble shooting anything bigger then 6x6. I need someone to come teach me how to photograph.


boneman said...

there's a plethora of books on the subject, availiable at most libraries.
The reason you want to peruse the library, first, is to get an idea of which direction you need to focus on.
Fairly simple, just don't reflect a lot of light back at the camera.

Leslie Saeta said...

Wow. What a complex painting. Of course, it is amazing ... as are all of your other paintings!

Veda said...

awesome painting !

1. can you tell me how do u wipe the dust that settles off on the oil canvas when u allow it to dry?

2. Typically how many days does the oil canvas take to dry for you to varnish and sell it?

Bst regards,

Shirley Peters said...

Great colours, beautiful painting.
And what glare? I think this is a good photograph.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Beautiful work, Michael! I know you must feel so happy to have this finished. For me, those unfinished pieces have a way of boring into my subconscious and either getting worked out or making me irritable!

Dean Grey said...

Hmmm, this is quite interesting, Mike.

You said this painting was done in two layers instead of the usual one.

Maybe that's why "Apple-Tini" looks so photorealistic.

The colors are SO rich looking especially the reds.

The highlights on the glass are just awesome. Everything looks so real!

A real treat getting to see your work in a new light.

Your other daily paintings are more painterly compared to this one. Both styles look amazing though!

I would like to see more like this from time to time.


Gwen Bell said...

Love the strong red touching the bright greens. The folds of the fabric and the resulting shadows give it a real elegance.

José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...

Hi Michael,

Let me start by saying that I find the painting of the church really good.
Now about this one : this kind of perspective doesn't seem easy and besides demanding a certain draftsmanship, it also requires a very good use of values.
You've done a really good job.

Best regards,


Nisha said...

hey .. try phography of ur art wrks early in the morning .. the light in the atmosphere will b soft thus leading to no flashy or glary pictures.. it wrks well for me :)